Weekly Subscription News: Amazon, Ad Blockers and Arby’s

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Weekly Subscription News: Amazon

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Three weeks into the new year and new subscription trends are forming, some of which are covered in this week’s subscription headlines. Amazon is reportedly working on a subscription video game streaming service, Louisiana is moving forward with a plan to sell hepatitis C drugs via subscription, and Chrome’s ad blocker will go global this summer. Also in the headlines this week are SmartAssistant who is merging with Zoovu, Barstool Sports gets 10,000 subscribers in three days (wow!), and Arby’s sandwich-inspired subscription box sells out in less than an hour.

Amazon Reportedly Developing a Subscription Video Game Streaming Service
The Washington Post

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Louisiana Proceeds with Plan for a Subscription Model to Buy Hepatitis C Drugs
STAT

SmartAssistant Merges with eCommerce Solutions Provider Zoovu
Aithority

Chrome’s Ad Blocker Will Go Global on July 9
Venture Beat

Barstool Sports Gets 10K Paying Subscribers in Three Days
Digiday

Hollywood Reporter and Billboard Media Group Lay Off 22
Variety

Twitter Introduces New Tools for Publishers
Media Post

Arby’s Sandwich-Inspired Subscription Box Sells Out in Under an Hour
Marketing Dive